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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 25, 2010 10:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 'Heart Beat' anyone?

Just on balance this doesn't strike me as a movie cryng out to be made. But mabe that's just me.
For starters it would have to prominently depict the beatnik era, I should think, and that never seems to go well. Heart Beat, a 1980 film starring a young Nick Nolte and Sissy Spacek as Neal and Carolyn Cassady comes to mind, along with the Maynard G. Krebs guy on Dobie Gillis.
Depictions often don't succeed at transcending the physical props- the berets, the goatees, sunglasses, black coffee, etc. Delving into the social forces of a culture responding to living with the atomic bomb for the first time, the more hollow aspects of post war prosperity and conformity, etc. apparently is just .....too difficult or something.
Plus after watching Weir in that Hell In A Bucket video I don't think i'm anxious to see him or even an actor playing him on the big screen anytime soon.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 25, 2010 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Garcia's Island' anyone?

re: "along with the Maynard G. Krebs guy on Dobie Gillis"

That was Bob Denver as the beatnick. He's the same Bob Denver who played "Gilligan" on Gilligan's Island. Do I sense the making of a fantasy movie about Jer? Call it Garcia's Island. Co-starring young Phil Lesh character as Maynard. Also co-starring is a young Robert Hunter character as the Songwriter.

beatnicks playing bass with Jer

Jer and Robert Hunter

Phil and Jer

starring Robin Williams as Uncle Bob